I’ve been wanting to write this pos,t about the benefits of ginger, for a long time now. I was inspired by my brother, who recently injured his knee, and has been taking herbal supplements to relieve the inflammation. I did some research and most people don’t start benefiting from herbs until around 2 months after continued dosage.
I can testify to this because I was taking an herb, called feverfew, a while back. I was having these crazy migraines and it seemed that Excedrin migraine was the only thing I tried that actually worked. If you know me, you know that I don’t really like to take over-the-counter medicine, unless I’m desperate. I drink a lot of tea anyway, so I decided to look for an herb I can steep. The quickest thing I could find was an herb called Feverfew in capsule form. I took it until it ran out, and sure enough my headaches went away and didn’t come back for a long time; even after I was finished taking the capsules. I don’t think I’ve taken that herb in a few years and I still don’t have very many migraines.
That’s great incentive to try and stay healthy by incorporating herbal tea dosages into my diet. I wanted to provide the benefits of ginger root tea to encourage my brother, and anyone else who may be interested drinking it.
The benefits of ginger:
- pain reliever
- relieves symptoms of nausea/ stops vomiting
- relieves menstrual cramps /anti spasmodic pro
- relieves cold and flu – having a hot cup makes the body sweat, which breaks the fever and dispels pathogens.
- relieves gas and digestive problems/ relaxes the intestinal muscles
- aids in secretion of digestive fluids
- relieves headaches and migraines
- provides relief from rheumatoid arthritis
- known to have anti- cancerous properties, which prevents cancer by destroying cancerous cells
- induces cell death in ovarian cancer
- prevents colon cancer (click here to read my review on Bowtrol Colon Cleanser)
- reduces the incidence of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage)
- considered the best home remedy for asthma
- removes bad cholesterol from the body
- reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
- aids in weight loss
- helps carry waste out of the body (detox)
- relieves depression, anxiety, and stress
- freshens breath
Here’s some bonus facts I found from topical use of ginger on your skin:
- Improves skin tone
- fights skin-damaging free radicals
- promotes smoothness and evenness of skin tone
- Lightens age spots
- Energizing when used as aromatherapy
- Reduces cellulite
- Acne & blemish fighting
- Anti-septic (kills bacteria)
- Anti- inflammatory